Enter Regional Business Plan Competition for prizes

October 5, 2013

Wendy Gehlhoff

UPWArd Initiative

The 2nd Annual UPWard Initiative Business Plan Competition has been designed to encourage entrepreneurs to explore new ideas to expand their business and start new businesses in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

The competition is open to all residents in the Upper Peninsula, Marinette and Florence Counties. Competition winner will receive startup seed capital, as well as mentoring services and media exposure.

This region wide contest is an opportunity to compete for cash and in-kind prizes, but it's also a chance to get constructive feedback on your business plan and to help move it from a virtual business to a reality.

Contest will run from August 1, 2013 to November 1, 2013. Final submissions must be received by November 1st, 2013.

A full list of guidelines is attached. If you have questions, or would like to meet with a free Business Counselor to get help writing your business plan, call Wendy Gehlhoff, Economic Development Director at 715-528-3294.

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